Senior Financial Analyst, Europe

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Environmental Defense Fund

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Brussels, Belgium

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30+ days ago

Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.

We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 1,000 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.

culture , values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?
Responsibilities :

Overall Function

The Senior Financial Analyst, Europe will help develop, track and analyze budgets and fundraising proposals, will organize and present financial data for reporting and decision-making, and will execute financial processes for the Europe Region department, their relevant initiatives/workstreams and the workstreams that they partner across. This requires organizing data; completing financial reports; reviewing grants, contracts and subawards; performing financial analysis and projections; reconciling variances; and identifying and resolving any issues. This position will pursue continuous improvement in reporting and processes used to monitor budgets and present moderately complex financial data for decision-making to both financial and non-financial audiences.

The Senior Financial Analyst will report to the AVP, Mission Finance & Operations and will be a member of the Mission Finance team whilst working very closely with the Environmental Defense Fund Europe employees. As a part of the Enterprise Operations department, this position will partner with other Mission Finance staff and the Finance and Development teams. Working in this matrixed environment, the Senior Financial Analyst will ensure the production of timely, accurate, and insightful financial information for various stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute financial planning and reporting activities as well as lead day-to-day financial processes, including expense reclasses, invoicing, contract financial review, correct coding of expenses and updating forecasts as needed, on behalf of the Europe Region Department and relevant Mission Workstreams.

  • Produce timely month-end reports of actual vs. budget results, ensuring accuracy and completeness and investigating, analyzing, and explaining variances from budget for income and expense line items.

  • Identify variances and issues in budget management and work with program staff to correct.

  • In collaboration with the Finance team, prepare timely financial reports for the European entities, EDFE UK and the Stichting.

  • Prepare and facilitate fundraising proposal budgets and donor financial reports on awarded revenue.

  • Prepare budgets and financial reports for various stakeholders, including Mission staff, internal management, finance staff, and senior operations leads.

  • As applicable, manage one or more grants, including government grants, and their funds.

  • Submit and approve invoices, including purchase orders for management approval.

  • Assist in the development of department and workstream annual budget submissions.

  • Participate in departmental meetings and trainings with both the Enterprise Operations and the Europe Region teams.

  • As applicable, manage financial analyses processes, which includes training, coaching and supporting junior team members.

  • Participate in advancing Environmental Defense Fund diversity, equity, and inclusion goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with Environmental Defense Fund values.

  • Perform additional relevant responsibilities as assigned.


  • 4 years of relevant experience in finance or accounting required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, or an advanced degree with at least 2 years of experience.

  • Fluency in English, plus Dutch or French required.

  • Proven knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and reporting required.

  • Finance, grants, government funding, and fund accounting experience in a non-profit organization is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with NetSuite or other forecasting/budgeting reporting SAAS is preferred.

  • Experience with reporting related to government grants, foundations, and private donors is preferred.

  • Ability to perform financial analysis and to create insight from a large-scale general ledger.

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to spot trends and ensure accuracy.

  • Demonstrated familiarity of GAAP and European accounting requirements, particularly in Belgium, and thorough understanding of non-profit accounting principles and grants management.

  • Experienced in MS Office Suite, with expertise in Excel, including the ability to develop formulas, pivot tables, charts and spreadsheets that clearly present data to facilitate decision-making by management.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills, including the ability to effectively liaise with colleagues, particularly communicating financial information to a broad audience with differing needs.

  • Self-motivated with solid organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible under pressure with changing priorities and perform well in a fast-paced team environment.

  • Ability to work productively and independently as well as collaboratively with a team.

  • Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.


We support remote and hybrid flexible working. You must have the right to live and work in the EU when applying.

Pay Ranges:
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.

The pay range for this role is shown below.

Please note that pay ranges are country specific. As a result, the stated currency is not meant be converted into any other currency.

Minimum Salary: EUR €54,000.00/Yr. Maximum Salary: EUR €60,000.00/Yr. EEO Information:
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.